Tammie Jones of Muncie, Ind., is the 2014 Women’s U.S. Amateur Champion. Jones defeated Asia Cycak of Raleigh, N.C., 9-4 in a rematch of the 2012 finals.
The encore finale opened in the 8-Ball set at Jones choosing after Cycak won the lag and took the break. Cycak took an early lead winning the first game, but Jones marched right back taking the next three to open a 3-1 lead. Cycak narrowed the gap by taking the fifth game, but again, Jones bounced back with a win of her own and a 4-2 advantage heading into the 9-Ball set.
Things unraveled quickly in the 9-Ball set for Cycak, as Jones quickly reeled off 4 straight wins and an insurmountable 8-2 lead. Cycak staved off elimination for the next two games, thanks in part to Jones rattling the 9-ball in and out of the pocket while on-the-hill.
Jones earned her second U.S. Amateur Championship title in 3 years, while Cycak matched her 2012 Runner-up performance. The victory earns Jones the coveted U.S. Amateur Championship trophy, and travel, lodging and entry into a 2015 pro event.
Stacie Bourbeau of Orange, Mass., finished in 3rd Place.
More than 400 women attempted to qualify for this year’s U.S. Amateur Championship with 32 advancing to the championship rounds in Tampa.